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Crawford Notch State Park
Crawford Notch was shaped by the last continental glacier. It is a place of rugged beauty and tumbling water. Trails leaving from just outside the State Park access the summits of the White Mountains’ Presidential Range.
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Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Description: A brook, fields, wetlands, northern hardwood forest, and spruce-fir forest are here to explore. The area supports a large variety of fauna including twenty-two kinds of mammals, eighty-six bird species, four species of reptiles, and eleven kinds of amphibians. One area is managed for filed-grown balsams. Trails provide access to the diverse habitats.

Wildlife to Watch: Moose, black bears, white-tailed deer, porcupines, and fishers live here. Snowshoe hares use the low conifers for cover and winter for age. In the spring, the woods are filled with song. Listen for hermit and wood thrushes, black-and-white warblers, Blackburnian warblers, red-eyed vireos, and rose-breasted grosbeaks. The diverse bird like during the summer includes chestnut-sided warblers, white-throated sparrows, chipping sparrows, magnolia warblers, and ovenbirds. Beaver move in and out of the area, creating wetlands. You may see water-loving birds such as belted kingfishers, great blue herons, wood ducks, and American black ducks feeding in the wetlands. The wetlands also provide nesting habitat for olive-sided and alder flycatchers and northern parula warblers.

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Ownership: ASNH 
Size: 102 acres 
Closest Town: Franconia


Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Black Bear - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Take exit 38 off Interstate 93 in Franconia. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, then go right onto Routes 116/18 north. When you get to Route 117, turn left. Go 3 miles to Sugar Hill and turn left onto Pearl Lake Road. After 3.5 miles, just past Pearl Lake, Pearl Lake Road turns left. Keep going for 2.2 miles, then turn left onto Jim Noyes Hill Road. Look for the trailhead sign across from Scotland School (private property).

For more information call (603) 224-9909.

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Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary : Wildlife Viewing Area